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. >>> president obama takes his gun control message to the twin cities today. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage in alabama inters its seventh day. >>> and rumors of muhammad ali's demise, all premature? we'll explain. >>> very good morning. >>> we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california, a tour bus collided with two other vehicles killing at least eight people, injuring dozens more. authorities said that the driver reported having brake problems as the bus came down the mountains. it rear-ended a car before h hitting a tractor trailer. >> it started to move so fast and people started screaming. >> two to three minutes swerving in and out. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reported returning from a ski trip. >>> president obama pushing for broader gun control messages. tracy potts is in washington this morning, plus this new photo of the president raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: we'll show you that in a just moment. the president today first headed to minneapolis, no mistake that city was chosen, the white house said they were worked very hard th
in america. >> laying out his plan to reignite the middle class. president obama's vision for america with the state of the union. good morning everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >>> i'm eun yang. welcome to "news4 today" for this wednesday, february 13th, 2013. we're watching the weather again at this hour as another winter system heads towards the region and it could be bringing snow. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with what you can expect. tom, good morning. >> good morning. right now, we have clouds on the increase. they've been rolling in here in the last hour or so. it's still mostly clear, western, northern suburbs. all cloudy south and west of us. that's ahead of the precipitation that's not going to move in until this afternoon. no travel problems weatherwise. it's cold o, in the upper 20s. low 30s in montgomery county. arlington and fairfax generally in the low 30s. it's near freezing in prince george's county. much of southern maryland in the upper 30s near the bay waters. rest of northern virginia, loudoun county, prince william, spotsylvania, fauquier, culpepe
and one heck of a game, all straight ahead. >>> plus, president obama takes his gun control message as mountain michael bloomberg sticks to the nra with a powerful ad. >>> plus, the 5-year-old hostage held hostage in alabama heads into the fifth day. >>> leon panetta talks about life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just life and death decisions and says rumor of a death are just that. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> very good monday morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. we begin with a developing tragedy in southern california. a bus carrying a tour group from tijuana collided with mountains killing eight and injurings more. authorities say the driver reported brake problems as the bus came down the mountain. it rear ended a car before flipping and hitting a pickup truck that was hauling a trailer. passengers described the scene. >> starts to move so fast, and the people start screaming. >> two or three minutes swerving in and out? >> yeah. >> everybody was scared. everybody was screaming. >> the bus was reportedly returning from a ski outing t
. as president obama hits the road to sell his plan to curb gun crimes. but first, the new information about the victims of a deadly tour bus crash in southern california. as government crash in southern california. as government records reveal a series i'm lom renzo.nz i woi rk for 47 differffent companies. well, te, chnically i workwo for one. that catompanypa, the united ss postalst service®, works rkfor thr ousands of home ombusinesses. becauscae at uatsps.com®, you cau n pay,pa print and haver packagesag picked up for free. i cai n even drop off free box. i wei ar a lot of hats. well, te, chnically i wear on. the thu.s. postal service®, no businusess too small. >> developing tonight. mexico's attorney general is saying, the explosion that killed more than 3- dozen people at the headquarters of the country's state-run oil company. was caused by natural gas. investigators say, gas built up in the basement of the pemex building. and was likely sparked by an electrical fault. 37- people were killed, and dozens more were hurt in the explosion. which collapsed several floors of the buildin
. they took him into custody. >>> the president sat down with scott kelley before the super bowl today. obama applauded the steps the nfl is taking to make the game safer. >> i feel differently about the nfl. these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline. pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer and that means that the game's probably going to evolve a little bit. >> he discussed a number of issues today and also spoke about the boy scouts and that he believes they should allow gays to be members. he said the scouts promote young people, giving them lifelong leadership training and opportunities and that everyone who wants to should have the opportunity to be a part of that organization. >>> officials at the boy scouts announced last week they are considering changing their long-standing ban on gays to a policy to let troops make their own decisions on the issue. gay rights activists praised last week's announcement while some c
that was pulling a trailer. 38 people were taken to the hospital. >>> today president obama takes his push for gun control legislation on the road. he'll sit down with law enforcement leaders in minneapolis. many of the officers handled a deadly workplace shooting last september. five people were killed there. the president's meeting will be a few blocks from where a 5-year-old boy as shot and killed in a gang dispute last summer. one out of ten people in the state of minnesota has a firearms hunting license. >>> gun violence will be the subject of a forum had morning at the university of maryland. state attorney general will host that meeting discussing how to curb gun violence. angela also brooks and police chief tom manger are is et to speak at the event. >>> we expect to learn more about young people in the district and their struggles thanks to the group, raise d.c. the group released some of the numbers already. six in ten students graduate high school in four years. 42% of them are employed full-time. 10,000 low income youths between 16 and 24 don't have a job and aren't in school. raise d.
them online for your free consultation. back to you. >>> kristy, thank you. >>> president obama is getting ready for tonight's state of the union address. the economy will be the focus of his speech. but he'll touch on several other issues, including gun violence. tara mergener reports for wjz from capitol hill. >> reporter: president obama wasn't offering a preview of his state of the union address to reporters this afternoon. >> mr., how is the speech? >> we'll find identity tonight! >> reporter: white house aides say improving the economy and creating jobs will be front and center when the president speaks to congress and the country. >> as he outlays his plan tonight, everyone will see that if we work together, that we really will have a robust future, we can build that middle class. >> reporter: republicans want to hear president obama's plans for tackling the ballooning national debt. rising healthcare costs and the growth of government. >> a second term offers a second chance. and if the president wants to regain the credibility he's
had debated how to reduce gun violence. but this time, it's different. >> reporter: president obama talking about the need for gun control reform during his state of the union address tuesday night. in the audience was carolyn price, a maryland mother, whose son john was killed by violence in 1998. >> it brings it all back home. make its fresh again. >> john was accidentally shot by a 9-year-old neighbor who was playing with a loaded gun. in 2009, she helped pass the maryland gun safety act. >> that was groundbreaking for maryland back then. but now what we're trying to do also is to condition with that. >> at the state of the union, she sat with families whose lives were also torn by gun violence. including gabby give on the other hands. >> it was very excite being. something i'll never forget. >> during the speech, he called to get ammunition off the streets. >> each of these vote -- people deserve a vote in congress. >> hardest thing i had ever done was lose my child. at the end of the day, i'm just john's john's mom. >> reporter: and price we
beyonce took center stage at president obama's inauguration. and the rockets' red glare >> reporter: and chose not to sing live but to a prerecorded track of her voice performing the national anthem. critics wondered why when other performers that day sang live. >> due to the weather, due to the delay, due to no proper sound check, i did not feel comfortable taking a risk. >> reporter: so what does she do now? two weeks later standing in the spotlight once again. ♪ >> reporter: backed by an all girl band, the singing superstar seemed to silence her critics by tearing through her biggest hits, including "crazy in love" and "baby boy." when her former destiny's child members, kelly roland and michelle williams, joined her, super bowl watchers from new york to l.a. dance ed and sang along with "b." by the reaction, lip sync gate is all but forgotten. >> she was phenomenal. >> reporter: you thought so? >> absolutely phenomenal. for someone singing live, that was amazing. >> she fell down after inauguration, but she came up and made up for it. can't be mad no more. it's over. she threw
president bill clinton. mister clinton is serving as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. a developing story this morning. at least eight, possibly 10 people are dead following a highway collision involving a tour bus in southern california. this is new video into kron four. the bus driver reported having brak
returning from a ski outing to big bear. >>> well, today president obama will travel to minneapolis to push his proposal for broader gun control measures in the wake of the deadly school shooting in newtown, connecticut. tracie potts is live in washington with more on that. there's also a photo of the president that's raising some eyebrows. >> reporter: absolutely. he's traveling to minnesota because the white house thinks this is a perfect backdrop for him to push his gun control measures, it's a city that's done a lot to curb gun violence. as president obama pitches his gun control plan in minneapolis, more reaction to this white house photo, skeet shooting at camp david. critics are saying it's an obvious effort, as they put it, to pander to conservatives, making the point that the president supports the second amendment while pushing for gun-control measures. >> mark kelley argues checks must be expanded to keep guns away from mentally ill people. his wife was shot gabrielle giffords. >> he could have gone to a gun show or private seller and gotten a gun. >> this super bowl ad accused t
to world leaders, particularly assuring israeli and palestinian leaders the obama administration will continue to pursue a middle east peace agreement while recognizing the individual concerns of both sides. john kerry was sworn in on friday the same day that hillary clinton stepped down as secretary of state so she could pursue other interests and the obama administration's second term she will be a private citizen. >> president obama is campaigning to gun reform laws outside of washington, dc. he will meet with law enforcement in minneapolis about reducing gun violence. the president will pitch the plan to ban assault weapons and install universal background checks. key members of the administration are focusing on immigration reform today. homeland security secretary napolitano will talk about streamlining citizenship process. >> today the boy scouts could end a ban on gays. the scout leaders are meeting in texas to discuss replacing the ban with a policy to let individual troops determine their own policy locally. on sunday, president obama praised the boy scouts as a great i
at christopher dorner and his violent manifesto. >>> on capitol hill yesterday, a surprise about the obama administration's response to syria's civil war. defense secretary leon panetta revealed for the first time that president obama was the one who blocked a plan to arm rebel fighters in syria. the plan was developed last year by then cia director david petraeus and backed by penalty gone leaders and then secretary of state hillary clinton. the white house had doubts about which rebels could be trusted with the arms. those details came to light during the senate hearing on libya. they had tough questions for panetta. he related he and president obama spoke once during the eight-hour benghazi attack that left four americans dead. it also explained why war plains weren't sent. nancy cordes is on capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> good morning, norah. panetta says the reason planes were not sent is because it came in two waves. after the first wave ended, they all thought it was over. plus, he said there wasn't enough actionable intelligence on the ground to act. >> yo
bill clinton. mr. clinton as serving as representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also said as begin today's service. air police guard helicopters are expected to fly over this and i got in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> (cheers & applause) ♪ >> that was at halftime show there. beyonce answer critics during halftime performance by singing live with fierce as and confidence. she got a little help from fellow does the child band mates. beyonce saying hit songs like love on top, crazy in love, baby boy, and single ladies. >> ♪ >> that is a lease chickees performing a bounty version of the national anthem at of sunday's super bowl. the grammy-winning singer played the piano as she sang the star spangled banner with her eyes shut. her public says the performance was live. he harbors and was often featured a few additional lyrics. --alicia keys >> the most talked-about ads were as low as our troops featuring chrysler's jeep. i really old guy out partying wit
: lawmakers recently got a look at a secret document, explaining why the obama administration believes the strikes can also target americans who join with terrorists overseas. >> reporter: brennan was up for cia director in 2009 but withdrew his name from consideration after questions arose about his role in the war on terror. >> reporter: the 25-iary ci -- 25-year cia veteran was an executive in the spy agency, when the bush administration used harsh interrogation techniques like water boarding. brennan says he was not involved in the interrogation program. >> reporter: human rights groups fly code pink, are protesting brennan's nomination. they say drone strikes also kill innocent civilians. >> we think that the drone program is creating more enemies in america than it has been killing. >> the senate will vote on brennan's confirmation later this month. on capitol hill, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> there were fewer than 50 drone strikes during the bush administration. under president obama, there have reportedly been more than 3
president obama has to say about it. >>> and a 6-year-old girl is in a heap of trouble this morning. police say she took her mom's car keys, went on a wild ride. that's the consequence. look at that. we're going to tell you what drove her to take off. ooh! you keep doing that today. >> there's a sweet reason behind it. >> but when a 6-year-old does anything, it's always sweet. she's okay. we should say that. because that looked like an accident. and is it was. but she's okay. we'll get to that. >> also later this half hour, now that diana is joining us for good, we get to see where she's been. some quality time with our new anchor coming up. oh, deejay. >> deejay dp, that's me. >> i like it. got a little soul. i can tell. new york girl, too. >> from queens. >> oh, yes indeed. >> but i was born in philly, i should say. i've got branches. >> all over the northeast. >> yes. i branch out and i show love to be everybody. >> i was actually born in philadelphia as well. grew up in new jersey. first date. >> this is a good one. >> this is a good one. >>> truth was, a little stranger than fiction at
. >>steve: that's deep. >>gretchen: in a few hours president obama will ramp up his campaign-style push for new gun control legislation. he's heading to minnesota to focus on that state's efforts to curb gun violence. the president's plan? he had a heated topic on fox news sunday for both sides of the issue. >> and there are some commonsense things we can do to make this country a lot safer. universal criminal background check, identifying the mentally ill and getting those records into the system. >> there's going to be fees. there's going to be paper work. there's going to be law-abiding people caught up in a bureaucratic nightmare. and there's going to be abuse in terms of prosecutions. and it's all going to affect only the law-abiding people. the criminals could care less. >>gretchen: many gun rights advocates concerned the president's plan impacts on the second amendment. >>> at least eight people died, dozens injured after a tour bus crashes into two vehicles into a mountain road in southern california. officials said it had brake troubles. crashed into a car, flipped over and cra
reports. >> between republicans and president obama. over three key issues. gun control, the obama call and public clamber to do something is boiling down to universal background checks and a possible deal worked out by senator schumer and a bipartisan quartet two rated a by the nra and two rated f. issue two? immigration. more republicans are leaning towards allowing illegal imgroonts stay but no actual plan has been proposed yet. issue three is the biggy that everybody says they hate. sequester. >> mindless arbitrary across the board cuts to take place on march 1. >> spending cuts and social services end unless there's finally a deal to cut spending. president obama is making clear he wants in any such deal another tax hike on the wealthy and reducing the write-offs on perks like private jets. >> we've got to be able to close loopholes the average american can't take advantage of to increase the revenue in a way that allows our economy to continue to grow. >> at some point washington has to deal with its spending problem. >> the battle lines on that fight end on guns and immigration a
. president obama, who serves as honorary president of the scouts, said he opposes the ex-exclusion of gays. the scouts' top leadership is meeting this week near dallas to discuss the issue more. >>> and here's your monday forecast. snow showers in the dakotas. snow ending this morning in minneapolis, chicago, and detroit. snow later in the ohio valley, new jersey, and philly. rainy around seattle. and from houston. >> 30s from boise to salt lake city. 16 in fargo. 20s from omaha to detroit. 30s in the northeast. >>> carnival season is about to kick off around the world. and the party is already getting started in rio. >> mm-hmm. and you might say the festivities are going to the dogs. quite literally. hundreds of dogs got dolled up for a special block party. the precarnaval parade featured custom canines from all breeds, sizes, and colors. that looks like pee. >> i was thinking the same thing. dogs got a little freak in them. roll that a little bit. roll back up. you cut me off. there you go. and to make sure they didn't get dehydrated, the dogs were all treated to a special brew of non-al
show. you can watch right here on wusa9 11:35 right after wusa9 news at 11:00. >>> president obama took his campaign to reduce gun violence to the midwest. in minneapolis today he asked for the public's help to push congress to take action. tara mergener has the latest from the white house. >> reporter: president obama took his gun control message on the road sitting down with law enforcement officials and community leaders in minneapolis. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: the president praised the minneapolis police department pointing to the city's success in tackling gun violence. he is also trying to reach minnesota gun originals as he works to rally public support for his -- owners as he works to rally public support for his proposals to curb gun violence. >> i need everybody who is listening to keep the pressure on your member of congress to do the right thing. >> reporter: this is expected to be the first of several trips the president makes to push his plan outside washington. proposals for a new ban on assault weapons an
. >>> and before the game, president obama shared his thoughts about the risk of injuries for younger players. mr. obama tells cbs news that if he had a son interested in football he would think before letting him play, given what's known about head injuries. but the president told cbs that's for nfl players and it's a different matter for them, he said. >> these are grown men. they're well compensated. they know the risks that are involved. but as we start thinking about, you know, the pipeline, pop warner, high school, college, i want to make sure that we're doing everything we can to make the sport safer, and that means that the game probably going to evolve a little bit. >> the president also spoke for the first time about the new pentagon ruling allowing women at the front lines. mr. obama said for all practical matters women are already serving in combat and serving with extraordinary patriotism and distinction. >>> and now to breaking news this morning from southern california where there has been a deadly bus crash. a tour bus apparently hit a pickup truck head on near the city of yucaipa
, and i appreciate that." >> on "cbs this morning." >> did you see pictures of president obama playing golf this past weekend with tiger woods? neither did we. >> i don't understand what the outrage is. you want to watch him shank and slice? >> you know you have a good marriage when you say, sure honey, go have a guys' weekend with tiger woods in florida. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." nora o'donnell is on assignment. we've learned new details about what motivated adam lanza to go on a shooting spree last december in newtown, connecticut. >> the rampage at the sandy hook loophole elementary school killed 20 students and six faculty members. we have more. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement sources tell cbs news that adam lanza was motivated by violent video games and a strong personal desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer. sources say adam lanza saw himself as being in direct competition with anders breivik, a norwegian man who killed 77 people in july 2011. breivik set off a bomb in downtown oslo killin
plans he laid out in his state of the union address. >> president obama used his state of the union address to send a message to lawmakers. >> the american people don't expect us to solve every problem but they expect us to put the nation's interest before party. >> the hour long speech focused on domestic and economic issues and a need for a divided congress to compromise. he said threats of government shut downs and unilateral spending cuts hurt the country. >> let's agree right here right now the keep the people of government open and pay or bills on time and uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> the president drew strong applause when he announced 34,000 troops will return from afghanistan by this time next year. he also got a standing ovation when he talked about gun laws. >> the president said bills on background checks and large managers are being discussed an that lawmakers owe it to victims of gun violence to bring them to the floor. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of new town deserve a vote. >> in the repu
. they're now grounded. white house officials say president obama will ask congress to come up with tens of billions of dollars in short-term spending cuts and tax revenue to put off the automatic cuts across the board that art scheduled to kick in march 1st. heat the president will make his request tuesday afternoon and a public statement at the white house. the automatic cuts, if they're allowed to proceed, could require widespread layoffs and indiscriminately affect defense programs in domestic spending accounts. white house officials say congress needs more time to work out a 10 year plan worth more than one trillion and deficit reduction. >> jackie sissel the live in san francisco taking a look at the gas prices. >> they are going up. this past january was the second most expensive january ever for gasoline. the chevron and standards as the $3.95 as the guest for regular unleaded gasoline. it is up 24¢ in the last month. these numbers are brought to you by triple a, four california. $3.93 is the average. that is up 33¢ and last month, up 14¢ and as the last seven days. that puts
as a representative for president obama at the funeral. the israeli consul general and new york mayor michael bloomberg are also set to speak at today's service. new york police department helicopters are expected to fly over the synagogue in honor of koch. the former mayor died friday of congestive heart failure at age 88. >> president obama says the boy scouts of america should allow gay members. he also said women should be allowed in military combat roles. the president's comments in an interview on c-b-s before the super bowl come ahead of a meeting of the boy scouts' national executive board this week. a proposal to open up the scouts' membership to gays is expected to be discussed and possibly voted on at the gathering in texas. the white house said in a statement last august that president obama opposed the gay ban. new this morning. >> the boeing 787 batteries still causing issues. the dream liner was grounded by three weeks ago when the lithium ion batteries lead to a fire and smoke on a second. boeing's 7-87 dreamliners remain grounded. but the batteries causing the jet's troubles
is a sentiment for the community. >> the gun control debate is still a hot topic right now. president obama hit the road to minneapolis -- calling for gun control legislation. he says, a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for gun buyers. but the president acknowledges. a tough road ahead to pass an assault weapons ban. demo we do not have to agree on everything you to agree that it is time to do something. it will not be a perfect solution but we could make a difference. if that is our responsibility. >> we do not have to do everything we can definitely agree to do something. on military- style assault weapons. and a 10-round limit for magazines still ahead. on this day almost 40 years ago. bay area residents were bracing for * snow. we'll take a look back at some of the video. we'll also be getting a look at our forecast with erica. we continue to track the gas prices coming up. .. today marks the 37th anniversay of a rare bay area snow day. it's been called the snowstorm of 1976. snow blanketed the bay area on february 5th. 37 years ago. this is video taken from our archiv
the claims politically motivated. >>> a renewed presidential push for immigration reform. president obama will meet with progressive groups and labor groups today to follow that up with a meeting with a dozen leading ceos. the goal to discuss how to get a bipartisan immigration reform deal done and see how it fits into his economic agenda. >>> to england now. >> i like this story. >> a team of archaeologists say this 500-year-old skeleton found under a parking lot 90 miles northwest of london is indeed the remains of lost british king richard iii. later this morning we'll get the best guess from forensic scientists as to what king richard 30s would have looked like. the details are amazing, folks. they'll show off a full reconstruction of his head based on the bone structure of his skull. a live report from london. it's coming up in our next hour of "early start." >>> the party is still on in baltimore. the city will honor the super bowl champion ravens today with a victory parade. the team returned home to baltimore yesterday after beating the 49ers in super bowl xlvii, the second super
, natalie. president obama is standing by his embattled defense secretary nominee, chuck hagel as his former senate republican nominee put up that roadblock that is an attempt not just to kill the nomination but also delay it. >> the ayes are 58. the nays are 40. >> chuck hagel came up short of a 60 vote filibuster roadblock that senate republicans demanded, delaying what could still be his confirmation vote by at least two weeks. president obama was emphatic in his defense of his embattled nominee. >> chuck hagel, who richly deserves to get a vote on the floor of the senate, will be confirmed as our defense secretary. it's just unfortunate that this kind of politics intrudes at a time when i'm still preside iin over a war in afghanistan. >> reporter: some republicans want more time because they say hagel hasn't provided enough information on speeches he gave in the last five years. others say they want more information from president obama about benghazi, something the white house provided in this letter thursday. but ultimately hagel's issues with his former gop colleagues are personal. >>
that spirit that we will win. we were going to win that battle. >> this week, president obama awarded romesha the medal of honor. >> this is our nation's highest military declaration. it reflects the gratitude of our entire country. >> at the ceremony, it was romesha's son, colin, who nearly stole the show, just a day with daddy, the war hero. >> and staff sergeant clinton romesha is with us along with his wife, tammy. good morning to you both and congratulations. >> thank you. >> we'll talk about what happened in afghanistan in a sec. take me back to the white house. what was it like to have the president place that medal around your neck? >> so many emotions going through your head. to know i'm sharing the experience with so many great friends and family and all of america and all their great support that they give us, while soldiers are still overseas. >> this was an incredibly moving ceremony not just for the words that are said but there's an image of you, sergeant, where it's so powerful, it seems to say it all. tammy, what was it like for you to see your husband standing up there recei
. it was eventually found. the ugly: president obama once again misses the deadline to submit a budget plan. it's the fourth time in five years he's missed that deadline. the white house says the budget is late because it took until january 2 to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. another year, no budget. >> time for your brew on this question of the day responses. earlier in the show we told you americans spend 28% of their work week on e-mail. here's what we want to know: does answering e-mails take away from your job. here are some responses. >> thank you to everyone who responded. we always appreciate that. >> "fox & friends" starts right now. >>gretchen: good morning. i'm gretchen carlson. it's tuesday, february 5, 2013. thank you for sharing your time with us today on a big news day because that standoff in the bunker is over. that child hostage safe. this morning, how the suspect died and why the f.b.i. moved in when they did. how did they do it? developing details live from the scene. >>steve: the president knows best. he says gun owners agree with him. >> we know, for example, from poll
of your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys. >>> president obama's pick to be the new cia director is defending the use of drones kill terror suspects overseas, even if they are american. he was grilled for more than three hours yesterday before the senate intelligence committee. told the committee missile strikes are used against terrorists planning to attack the u.s. >>> 4:48. california could potentially have the strictest gun laws in the nation. once again yesterday some democratic lawmakers unveiled several new bills aimed at restricting possession of firearms. one would outlaw future sales of semi-automatic rifles with detachable magazines. another calls for background checks for people buying ammunition. yet another would require additional safety training for people who buy new handguns. >>> locally another gun buy- back program is in the works in hopes of reducing the number of firearms on the streets in the bay area. the palo alto east palo alto and menlo park police departments are all helping to organize the event february 23rd fro
not affect the eventual confirmation. >> i think this is a broader question for the obama administration. this is something they will have to struggle with. >> brennan also based plenty of questions about his previous work with the state, including the agency wrote harsh interrogation -- with the cia, including the agency felt harsh interrogation techniques. wbal tv-11 news. >> now your 11 insta-weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> at chilly day across the mid- atlantic and here in maryland. the cloud cover keeping temperatures below normal. actually start to the morning. the record high -- only 64. one of the coolest record highs we have on the books for baltimore. 64 is not that warm, but it is the warmest it has ever been on this day, back in 19 04. rain across the carolina's. rain and snow in the midwest. both of those expected to combine into one powerful east coast storm. where the two systems come together, that is for the hardest hit areas will be, and that is expected to be off the coast of new jersey, new york, and boston and down east main. we will
of authorities. >> jonathan karl in washington. thank you for that. >>> the obama administration's controversial drone program targeting american suspects could soon be regulated by a new court if some senators get their way. that possibility has been raised following testimony by john brennan, the president's nominee to head the cia. brennan defended the strikes, saying they're launched only as a last resort against suspects planning attacks against the united states. >>> we learned the u.s. was closer to intervening in syria's civil war than previously thought. outgoing secretary leon panetta has said that he and former secretary of state, hillary clinton, wanted to arm the rebels trying to topple dictator bashar al assad. but the white house said no, fearing the weapons could fall into the wrong hands. >>> in florida, a close call for a bartender there. a suv through a front window. quick reaction. jumping over the bar. maybe just saved his life. neither he nor the driver was seriously hurt. >>> finally, a guy that's literally living on the edge. look at this skateboarder. it's a viral video,
and deficit reduction exactly one week ahead of his state of the union address. president obama is juggling a full plate of proposals on guns and immigration. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on monday toured border security operations in san diego. >> we are committed to making sure this sector and the entire southwest border remains secure. >> reporter: a key piece of the president's plan for immigration reform that allowed estimates 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the u.s. to earn citizenship. on monday he took his push for tougher gun laws to minneapolis, the city known as murderopolis in the mid '90s, before a crackdown sharply reduced the violence. >> weapons of war have no place on our streets or in our schools or threatening our law enforcement officers. >> reporter: against the backdrop of those officers, president obama urged supporters to call on congress to act. >> we don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something. >> reporter: while both sides largely agree with a need for expanded background checks, reinstating the assault weapons
completely online. join for free today. >> you remember when president obama said this? >> when gas prices go up, it hurts everybody. everybody who owns a car, everybody who owns a business. it means you've got to stretch a paycheck even further. and high gas prices are like a tax straight out of your paycheck. >>steve: that's right. in that case, americans are being taxed to the max. last year families spent more of their paychecks on gas than they have over the past three decades. is there any relief in sight? let's turn to stu varney. is there? >> there is not. at this moment gas is spiking. fresh numbers in this morning. the average price for regular across the country is now $3.53. you're up close to 20 cents since monday of last year. that is a spike. >>steve: why is that? >> trot out the usual suspects. the refiners, the oil companies, conspiracy theories or supply and demand. i think it's because ben bernanke is printing dollars up like a storm and that is lowering the value of the u.s. dollar. that means that oil goes up. that's what happens. when you print money, dollar down, oil up
. >> president obama also addressed the boy scouts' longstanding policy of excluding gays and lesbians saying that they should have, quote, access and opportunity, the same way everyone else does. >>> a new york icon is laid to rest today at the funeral for former new york city mayor ed koch. former president bill clinton speaks at the manhattan service and koch's favorite subway station will be renamed in his honor. >>> leon panetta defended the use of unmanned drone strikes to target potential terrorists who are a threat to the u.s. in an interview on "meet the press," he says the decision to strike doesn't come lightly. >>> let's head to wall street with cnbc's kayla toshi. good morning. >> hiring in december, wall street hopes the rally will continue. two specific stocks today, cbs, host of the super bowl, and entergy, the company responsible for the blackout. how much will it cost them both? >> interesting. thanks. >>> an iranian natural gas platform sank last week in the persian gulf. workers are scrambling along the rig as it simpgs but iran has not commented on the number of injuries
thing about anyone. >> reporter: he peppers his rant with random statements. defending president obama from racist attacks and even complementing michelle obama's hair but he always comes back to the lapd, demanding what he calls justice. unfortunately, i will not be alive to see my name cleared. that's what this is about, my name. a man is nothing without his name. >> police say they've ordered protection detail for more than 40 people named in the manifesto, which is both chilling and surreal. beyond lapd and politics he declares his admiration for a lau laundry list of celebrities and public figures. >> diana, thank you very much. >>> natalie morales is over at the news desk with the other top stories we're following this morning. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah and matt. a hacker was able to expose conversations found in the bush family's e-mail accounts. pete williams has the latest from washington, d.c. pete, good morning. >> natalie, a spokesman for former president george h.w. bush confirms an investigation has been under way into what appears to be a hacker's in
years we had no longer had contact with us. >> reporter: the local sheriff met with president obama and believes the current system simply misses too much. >> we have identified gaping holes in the background checks and really has become what is america's dirty little secret about the background checks. >> reporter: last year nine mass killings in the u.s. eight of the gunmen had a history of mental illness. the background check is only as the good as the database used to check a gun buyer's record. consider this, 12 states submit actively mental health records to the database. the president proposed fixing this by giving states money for record keeping and urging doctors to report credible threats of violence to law enforcement. mental health experts say the other key to addressing the problem is identifying and treating those with mental illness at a young age. the white house wants to give states the resources to do that, but that is going to require money and also the kind of thing that will take a long time to show results. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. >> what an eye-open
38. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. the obama administration is announcing steps to counteract cyber attacks by the chinese government, who allegedly is trying to cause chaos here. >> attorney general and others will be speaking out against the dangers of cyber attacks. major war against the cyber u.s. nonzript neighborhood and this 12-story building, the source of thousands of cyber attacks against 141 u.s. companies, spanning 20 industries. according to a new security report confirmed by u.s. intelligence, it is the headquarters of unit 61398, cyber warriors for china's people's liberty. >> the chinese government sapgsing these attacks. >> among the targets of the hackers, america's very infrastructure. >> now our enemies are seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. >> reporter: other targets, the news media, including "the new york times," the washington post and wall street journal. and familiar brands like coca cola, facebook. ugly gorilla and dota, according to this instr
the republican response to president obama last night, senator marco rubio of florida. good morning, senator. thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning. thank you. >> you laid out some very clear differences than the president last night on the core economics. i want to look at where there might be common ground. let's go to the issue of guns, to begin with. we can't have any proposals that undermine second amendment rights. but do you agree with the president that there should be an up-or-down vote on his proposals? >> you can say that on any issue in washington. it has to work through the legislative process. there's other issues that should have an up-and-down vote, as well. we should have a budget. we should have a real plan to save medicare. we should have a real plan to grow our economy. all these deserve an up-or-down vote, as well. as we said last night, we were heartbroken and we were sympathetic on what happened in connecticut. we need to prevent that from happening again. unfortunately, all of the things the president is proposing, none of them would have prevented what
. >>> president obama is among those praising the agents who successfully rescued the little buy who had spent seven days in captivity. >> ethan has been taken to a hospital where he has been reunited with his mother. abc's correspondent reports on the unfolding drama from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: after a week-long standoff a happy day in alabama where the little boy kidnapped from the school bus is safe. a new picture of 5-year-old ethan. >> i have been to the hospital. i have visited with ethan. he is doing fine. >> reporter: the suspect, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. abc news has learned authorities were able to insert a high-tech camera into the bunker and monitor dykes' movements. when they be kale increasingly concerned he might act out they positioned the swat team near the entrance and used an explosive charge to get into the bunker and neutralize dykes. the s standoff began last tuesd when the suspect boarded a school bus and threatened the kids. dykes allegedly shot and killed the bus driver and kidnapped ethan. 5-year-old ethan believed to have autism was held capt
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